Friday, October 30, 2009

Would you believe?

... quilty content at last! I don't think I've blogged about doing anything quilt-related for weeks.

So here's what's been going on behind the scenes:

The bag of little weird-shaped scraps came out of the Christmas stash tub, and I cut pieces for 63 blocks. (But oddly enough, the scrap bag seems to be just as full as when I started.) (Good heavens, where do all these scraps come from??!!)

I'm chain-piecing stars, half with light backgrounds and half with dark. The cutting took longer than sewing up the blocks, because I was working from little odds and ends, so I couldn't do fast strip cutting.

Anyway, the light stars are all done, and the dark ones are ready to get zoomed up this weekend. I'm planning to do a 7 x 9 checkerboard layout, and once all the blocks are pieced, this will finish up quickly. I even found some red plaid border strips in that bag, which I must have carefully frogged off of who-knows-what a long time ago. Christmas quilt coming soon!!

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Also, a new book arrived in the mail, and a new project has begun to simmer ...

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5 comments:

AnnieO said...

I love the scrappy look! But it IS fussy work, cutting from odds and ends. That's why a quick-method project is nice to have sandwiched between these others that take so much cutting time. Looking good!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That book looks interesting...can wait to see what you cook up! :o)

Vicky said...

That's going to be an awesome quilt! I'll have to look for that book. It looks interesting.

Brit said...

hmmmmm. :)

black bear cabin said...

im loving the look of those christmas stars...what size do they work out to be?

i seem to have the same problem as you...i work with scraps, all proud of myself, only to put the same size bag back in my cupboard!?!

enjoy the inspiration from your new book...looks like fun :)